International NGO Journal

  • Abbreviation: Int. NGOJ
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1993-8225
  • DOI: 10.5897/INGOJ
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 264

INGOJ Articles

The elephant in the room: Understanding recruitment pitfalls in NGOs

November 2023

This commentary can be considered as an appeal to the leaders of humanitarian aid and developmental organizations (commonly referred to as Non-Governmental Organizations or NGOs) to critically reflect on the existing recruitment process and take corrective measures to address a number of grave concerns. The paper argues that the recruitment process is now often power-centric, which not only provides limited space for...

Author(s): Dipankar Datta

Impact of productive safety net program on household food security in Southern Ethiopia: Propensity score matching results

October 2023

The study analyzed the impact of productive safety net program (PSNP) on household food security in drought-prone areas of Southern Ethiopia. A cross-sectional survey data were collected from 180 randomly sampled households. The study analyzed descriptive and logit econometric model data results. A propensity score matching (PSM) technique was used to estimate the inferential data results. The study findings show that...

Author(s): Filmon Hadaro Hando,

Presentation du theorem

September 2023

Author(s): BARRY Louqman

A literature review of the relationship between governance, funding strategy and sustainability of non-government organizations

July 2023

The correlation among governance, funding strategy, and sustainability is vital for non-government organizations (NGOs) and is significant to scholars, policymakers, and NGO practitioners. This paper presents an extensive review of existing literature and a thorough analysis of the key factors affecting NGOs' sustainability. The paper defines fundamental concepts, exploring the probable relationship between...

Author(s): Michael Tugyetwena

The parallel state: Neoliberalism in Haiti and the reliance on NGOs

May 2023

In this paper, the author illustrates some pervasive consequences of the implementation of Neoliberal policies in Haiti. He argues that the implementation of neoliberalism destroyed the Haitian agriculture, provoked a massive rural-to-urban migration, and weakened the state by depriving it of the capacity to cater to the basic needs of the Haitian people. As the state is weakened, the Haitian population has begun to...

Author(s): Jean Max Charles

British colonial rule: Its impact on police corruption in Ghana

November 2022

Knowledge and perception of policing and police corruption in most developing societies, including Ghana, seem to reflect through the media. Yet, of course, police corruption is an old and multifaceted issue. In Ghana, it can be argued that it has historical roots extending to the period when professional policing was first introduced during the colonial era -1831. Police forces established during British colonial rule...

Author(s): Addo Kofi Odei 

Are grassroots Non-governmental organization actors’ policies pro-poor? Questioning inclusive beneficiary targeting and people-centred policy rhetoric in Ethiopia

June 2022

The study analysed the interface among pro-poor targeting, gender inequality and women beneficiaries of programme-based grassroots level intervention in urban setting in Ethiopia. Using feminist lenses of service delivery, social capital, intersectionality and change theories, a quasi-experimental time design was employed to assess the intervention impacts. From desk review, questionnaire and interviews data, the impact...

Author(s): Hando Filmon Hadaro and Dinkisa Daniel Kusa 

Now that Nigeria is polio-free: The effects that social mobilisation programme on polio immunisation program had on the hard to reach parents of children eligible for immunisation programmes in Nigeria

February 2021

Vaccination prepares the body’s immune system ready to recognise, destroy and remember foreign disease-causing agents when it encounters them. It is the most effective way of averting communicable diseases if fully accepted and demanded by the population at risk of spreading contagious diseases. Social mobilisation has been a critical way of encouraging demands, as well as acceptance and compliance, by the general...

Author(s): Nelly O. Kusimo, and Michael O. Kusimo,

Collaboration between practitioners of traditional and conventional medicine: A report of an intervention carried out with traditional women healers in the province of Sanmatenga (Burkina Faso) to improve the obtaining of the license to practice traditional medicine

February 2021

Traditional medicine (TM) is an important source of care for most poor people. Aware of this role, most African countries have developed national policies to give legal status to TM and its practitioners. Currently, at least 30,000 people practice TM in Burkina Faso. However, few, particularly women, have licenses to practice TM. This paper presents the results of a pilot project that aimed at accompanying the...

Author(s): Boly Rainatou, Compaore Souleymane, Ouedraogo Salfo, Zeba Mohamadi, Magnini D. Rene, Bance Alimata, Yoda Jules, Nitiema Mathieu, Belemlilga B. Mohamed, Ouedraogo G. Geoffroy, Ilboudo Sylvain, Belemnaba Lazare, Ouedraogo Noufou, Lompo Marius, Kini B. Felix and Ouedraogo Sylvin

The impact of health education on early diagnosis and treatment of human papilloma virus among women in Sub-Saharan Africa: A systematic review

August 2020

The ultimate goal of cervical cancer screening is to decrease the incidence of and subsequent mortality from invasive cervical cancer. The impact of health education on the treatment of HPV is important; therefore more emphasis should be laid in the sub-Saharan African countries and also a yearly screening process should be conducted.   Key words: Human papiloma Virus (HPV), cervical cancer, Sub-Saharan...

Author(s): Obipiseibima P. Aggokabo

Declining foreign funds for NGOs and careers of field workers in Bangladesh

August 2020

Over the years, we have seen the growth of Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs)' activities in Bangladesh and their massive influence on its development process. This article looks at the field-workers employed by local NGOs in Bangladesh. This paper's main objective is to find out funding pattern, project continuation, and their effects on field workers' careers. A total of 50 respondents were randomly...

Author(s): Mohammed Mamun Rashid, Mokbul Morshed Ahmad and Muhammad Yasee

Relationship between municipal performance (service delivery) and communities’ rejection/acceptance of demarcations

August 2020

This paper is an assessment of the relationship between perceived municipal performance (in rendering basic needs) and communities’ rejection/acceptance of amalgamations. The research attempts to answer the question “is there a correlation between municipal demarcation disputes and service delivery provision”. Data for this study was obtained using a quantitative approach. The findings indicate that...

Author(s): Luvuyo Ntombana and Thandeka Khowa

Rural transformation in Liberia: Strategies for civil society participation

January 2020

Rural transformation involves a dynamic structural, cultural and economic transition of rural areas to a more economically viable society. This encourages the reduction of inequality, eradication of poverty and enhancement of the living conditions of rural dwellers. Rural areas from the agricultural perspective sustain the urban demand for food and despite this role, lacks basic infrastructural facilities, has a high...

Author(s): Chikamso C. Apeh, Anthony N. Onyekuru, Johnpaul T. Offorma, Celestina I. Akogwu

Mainstreaming psychological first aid response during disaster events in Nepal

December 2019

Mental health and psychosocial intervention to disaster events is comparatively new and growing concept in Nepal, which often gets neglected during the emergencies. Though the government has acknowledged the importance of mental health components, psychosocial intervention still deserves the long journey to be mainstreamed in disaster response. In this context, Japan International Support Program (JISP) and IsraAID...

Author(s): Rajesh Bhusal and Sumina Machamasi

Understanding the importance of malaria control tools by pregnant and nursing mothers is key to ending malaria burden in Nigeria: A case study of eight communities in South-South Nigeria

July 2019

The current National Malaria Strategy Plan (NMSP) 2014 to 2020, aims to transit Nigeria from malaria control to malaria elimination status by 2020. However, the most recent WHO Malaria Report 2018 revealed that Nigeria accounted for 25% of 219 million of the global malaria cases and 19% of 435,000 malaria deaths in 2017.  The strategies of NMSP among others are: To significantly scale up Indoor Residual Spray...

Author(s): Nelly O. Kusimo, David E. Matthew, Blessing A. Olasunkanmi, Matthew E. Agwae and Michael O. Kusimo,  

The optimal structure for managing NGOs` projects in Lebanon

July 2019

In response to the structural problems faced by some of the non- governmental organizations (NGOs) in Lebanon, evaluating the different structures` performance is particularly important especially in developing countries that require NGOs to provide speedy, timely and effective response to beneficiary needs. The aim of this paper is to identify the optimal structure for managing NGOs` projects, especially when...

Author(s): Ghenwa Al Hakim, Rabih Zotti and Joseph Haddad

Contrasting the impact of the Movimento dos Sem Terra – MST and the International Land Coalition - ILC on empowerment of local communities

July 2019

The influence of international donors of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) acting in developing countries has been the subject of a significant amount of academic literature. This article adds to such body of study by examining specifically the effect of international donors in the fight for land. Through contrasting how the International Land Coalition - ILC and the Movimento dos Sem Terra - MST work in Brazil the...

Author(s): Márcio Calvet Neves

The participatory structures of poverty in Africa

July 2019

Participatory structures of poverty in Africa are founded in ideology, foreign aid, guilt from colonialism, paternalism, democracy, and capitalism. The latter two are becoming more well known to the general public, forcing the subject matter to be acknowledged in diplomacy circles. Actively participating in a structure that maintains poverty, works against humanity. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (1963) is quoted “No...

Author(s): Angela R. Pashayan

The distribution of Micro Project Programme (MPP) and relative poverty incidence across Nigeria south-south vegetation belts

June 2019

The European Union in collaboration with some non-governmental organisation initiated the European Micro Projects Programme (MPP) in south-south States of Nigeria. Basically, the aim of the progamme was to help improve the poor living condition of communities situated in these areas, by the provision of basic infrastructures. One of the key derivatives from the ecological zones/vegetation belts in Niger Delta is the...

Author(s): A. A. Tinubu, S. B. Arokoyu and O. Lawal  

Trans-border good deeds: Overseas NGOs in Yanbian Korean autonomous prefecture of China

June 2019

Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture (YKAP) is one of the main settlements of Chinese-Korean in China. It is also the border Fortress adjacent to Korea and Russia.  Its sensitive geographical location, special ethnic composition, rich cultural and economic characteristics have attracted wide attention of international Non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Considering religious tenets, humanitarian...

Author(s): Hua Shi and Wei Miao  

Food insecurity conundrum: A case study of Amathole district in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa

April 2019

Over half of the population in the Amathole district in South Africa experiences food insecurity, despite on-going government initiatives to combat the problem. The study reported here investigated factors that inhibit the achievement of food security by households in the district and government responses, to better understand the factors that might account for the persistence of this challenge. Using a literature...

Author(s): X. G. Ngumbela, E. N. Khalema and T. I. Nzimakwe

Parents’ and children’s perception of the challenges of acquiring primary and post-primary education in rural communities of Rivers State

February 2019

This study investigated parents’ and children’s perception of the challenges of acquiring primary and post-primary education in Tai and Etche communities of Rivers State. Qualitative data were obtained via individual interviews and Focus Group Discussions (FGD). Parents within the age range of 16 to 45 years and children in the secondary school within the ages of 14 to 18 years participated in this study....

Author(s): Nelly O. Kusimo, Adam A. Opeloyeru, Salome A. Simon, Michael O. Kusimo, and Ayoka Mopelola Olusakin

Challenges of donor fund allocation and utilization: The case of United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Ethiopia

January 2019

Donor funding has irreplaceable role in alleviating multilayered problems of developing countries, especially sub-Sahara Africa. Meanwhile, it is so paradoxical to see researches remarking “after half a century of channeling resources to the Third World, little development has taken place”. It is not as such difficult to note, in almost all of sub-Saharan Africa, there is a high degree of indebtedness, high...

Author(s): Samuel Tilahun  

NGOs in Western Ukraine: Competencies for effective leadership

August 2018

Effective governance and leadership in non-governmental organizations (NGOs) does not happen by chance. Research has demonstrated that needed skills, abilities and competencies can make a difference. Using a model of 6 competencies that has been validated previously, these competencies have been used for governance and leadership training in the United States, Canada and Europe. This article reports the results of a...

Author(s): Roger A. Ritvo, Kenneth Linna and Iryna Radiuk  

Flooding in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: Gathering lessons learned and perceptions at the community level of the NGOs extended shelter intervention program

February 2018

Over the past few years, the Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) have helped communities remarkably to respond to and recover from the impact of natural hazards like floods in Pakistan. Compared to the previous natural disasters, 2010 floods were the most devastating and the challenges through relief aid were more significant for the affected families and communities. The purpose of this paper is to gather lesson...

Author(s): Ashfaq Ahmad Shah, Nasir Abbas Khan, Nur Nabi, A.K.M. Kanak Pervez, Siba Kolin Koivogui, and Abdou Matsalabi Ado

Socio-economic roots of religious conversions: A case study of the valley of Kashmir Showkat

January 2018

The question of religious conversion has conventionally been treated either as a product of force employed from the above or the process started from below. It has also been viewed in terms of individual search for spiritual salvation according to his own understanding. At the global level, two factors are important in the religious conversions, one the place where the religion originated and second the place where it...

Author(s): Ahmad Dar, Sulakhan Singh and Naveed, A. Paray

Changes and satisfaction of microfinance clients: A study on a coastal NGO in Bangladesh

April 2017

This article intends to find out contributions of microfinance of one coastal NGO in Bangladesh and satisfaction of clients. It is found that 91.51% of microfinance clients are female and majority of the respondents (63.10%) received loans from three to eight times. A number of clients failed to succeed due to adverse effects of climate change and man-made tyrannies like nuisance of pirates at fishing grounds. However,...

Author(s): Mohammed Mamun Rashid

Youth in artisanal gold mining: Risks and opportunities; the case of Asgede Tsimbla Woreda , Northwestern Tigray National Regional State, Ethiopia

March 2017

Artisanal gold mining employs a significant number of people in Asgede Tsimbla Woreda, though the number is not actually documented. The sector serves as both temporal and permanent source of revenue for the youth gold miners. But the main worry is: Is artisanal gold mining a worthy employment area for the youth? In what kind of stuff do the youth gold miners yield the rites acquired through gold mining? Hence, this...

Author(s): Birhane Gidey Redehey

The impact of small ruminant funded projects on the socio-economic development of the producers: Case of some selected common initiative groups in the Far North Region, Cameroon

February 2017

Cameroon has enormous potentials for small ruminant production which are still largely underexploited. The Far North Region harbors about 3/4 of the total population of small ruminants (goat and sheep) in the country. Above 80% of the region’s population is involved in livestock rearing. Despite these potentials, the sustained challenges in the sector have been attributed to low investment in the sector....

Author(s): Patience Mugah Nji and Ali Madi

Improvement of nonprofits through an active survey to donors: The case of four major Spanish non-governmental organisations (NGOs)

January 2017

We comment on a survey done to the donors of four major Spanish non-governmental organisations (NGOs). The main objective of the survey is to try to improve their revenue and functionality. We sent it to 38,794 donors and received 4,334 valid responses. The survey may have been capable in itself of increasing the number of donors that recommend the NGO and to measure it in the same survey. We may have developed the...

Author(s): Fernando Moliní, Francisco Anguita and Laura Calvo-Moreno

NGOs’ performance in conservation governance: Cases of nature conservation campaigns in China

December 2016

After the phase of Command-Control Mechanism in the 1970s and Market-oriented Mechanism in the 1980s, the evolution of China’s state governance has moved on to the third phase of Information disclosure, dialogue and cooperation mechanism. Accordingly, spatial governance is going through a similar process. The importance of public participation (PP) was addressed in China’s Agenda 21. In 1996, PP mechanisms...

Author(s): Zhao Li

Impact of crisis on state-society relations: The case of a democratizing Taiwan

July 2016

This study aims to explore the evolving relationship between the state and civil society from the perspective of crisis and its impact on governance type. Theoretically, the study adopts a dichotomous concept of crisis as either dissensus or consensus, and develops a typology of four governance modes that capture the dynamics of state-society relationships to facilitate empirical analysis: adversarial, managerial,...

Author(s): Herlin Chien

Evaluation of one mental health/psychosocial intervention for Syrian refugees in Turkey

May 2016

The town of Kilis in Kilis province, south-central Turkey is harboring about 100.000 urban Syrian refugees from the three-year-old Syrian conflict alongside its 82,000 Turkish residents. Malteser International and International Blue Crescent implemented mental health/psychosocial support intervention with the objective to improve well-being and resilience of urban Syrian refugee population. In this study, the authors...

Author(s): Boris BUDOSAN, Marie Theres BENNER, Batoul ABRAS and Sabah AZIZ

Determinants of internal organizational governance practices: Evidence from civil society organizations in Thailand

March 2016

In the literature of civil society organizations (CSOs), concept of “governance” has two broad research fields: one focuses on “external governance” and seeks to identify how CSOs are contributing to make the state mechanisms accountable, while the second one deals with “internal” governance of the CSOs and focuses more on the role of the board in achieving the internal governance....

Author(s): Dipendra K. C.

The contribution of rural institutions to rural development: Study of smallholder farmer groups and NGOs in Uganda

December 2015

In this article, the results of the quantitative data analysis are presented. Through a case study, the contribution of NGOs and smallholder farmer groups as sample rural institutions is examined in addressing four main objectives of improving health, education, agriculture as well as improving industry. The study involved 87 respondents from 40 organizations (19 NGOs and 21 Smallholder farmer groups) from central...

Author(s): Patrick Nalere, Milton Yago and Kenny Oriel

Demographic impacts on the digital globalization of NGOs in Dera Ismail Khan KP Pakistan

June 2015

This paper shows the impact of gender, age, Income, Qualification, Designation and Experience on digital globalization of NGOs of DIKhan, KP Pakistan, which were examined through a survey approach with the help of Structured Questionnaire. Globalization is a process that involves the growing sense of connectivity and shrinking world with different factors including NGOs. The vigorous role of globalization of NGOs has a...

Author(s): Robina M. and Allah Nawaz

Strengthening community formal and non- formal systems to prevent violence against children in East Africa: What is working?

April 2015

This article focuses on Violence against Children (VAC) as a growing public health and social development problem globally. It provides a summary of the framework and model focusing on addressing VAC which World Vision is implementing in East Africa. The systems approach and the Child Protection and Advocacy (CPA) model were considered in addressing VAC. In different ways communities are demonstrating enormous progress...

Author(s): Richard W Wamimbi and Rhoda Kasimbu

Impact of development interventions of NGOs: A case study of Prottyashi activities in rural setting

March 2015

The main objective of the study is to measure the change that might have taken place for having various interventions in the rural community. The survey was conducted in two locations: one, where specific program interventions took place (Experimental area) and two, where specific interventions did not take place (Control area). A total of 300 female respondents were interviewed at their residence; of them 200 were from...

Author(s): Mohammad Shamsal Islam, A.H.G. Quddus and Mohammed Alauddin

Management and development of the human resource of Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Greece: Utopia or reality?

December 2014

The presence of Civil Society in Greece is lean even though the cultivation of the values of social solidarity and volunteerism they are notably developed.  It is necessary to avoid jeopardizing the main traits of Civil Society, which are independence, diversity and their effectiveness.  According to professor D. Dimitrakos, the Civil Society is the intermediary space between the state and citizen, the...

Author(s): Vasilis Kefis and George Aspridis

Role of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in education development of post-independent Tajikistan

December 2014

In the early 1990s Tajikistan emerged from the soviet union as new country. It disrupted all the services including educational enjoying Tajik people under USSR. The post-Soviet period in the region has been tumultuous and uncertain. The educational transition, its   tasks and exact prospects seems unclear and bleak. Education spending suffered a rapid decline, rolling-back some of the achievements the sector...

Author(s): Firdoos Dar

The relevance of infrastructural facilities to rural housing development in lagelu local government, Oyo State, Nigeria

November 2014

In Nigeria, rural areas are experiencing neglect in connection with the provision of infrastructural facilities despite all the efforts being made by all tiers of past government in the country. This study is aimed at assessing the relevance of infrastructural facilities to rural housing development as it applied to Lagelu Local Government in Oyo State. The specific objectives of the study among others, include;...

Author(s): Toyobo A.E., .Muili A.B. and Adetunji M.A.

NGOs in Ukraine: Growing amid growing concern

February 2014

This article focuses on the development of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in the post-Soviet country of Ukraine. Since the Soviet Union collapsed only 2 decades ago, civil society organizations have grown numerically, but are they making a difference in the lives of the citizens?  Data from other former Soviet states show mixed results. Ukraine has a legacy of mistrust and distrust of NGOs; as it looks to...

Author(s): Roger A. Ritvo

Strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT) analysis of Environmental NGOs working in Punjab, Pakistan

January 2014

The objective of this study is to analyze the working potential of Environmental Non-Governmental Organizations (ENGOs) in Punjab, Pakistan. Semi-structured questionnaire was designed to fulfill the rationale of the study. The potential of working of ENGO is based on the various factors such as financial support, acceptability by the local community, qualification of the staff and social threats while working....

Author(s): Lina Maqbool, Nauman Ahmed, Muhammad Umar Hayyat, Rashid Mahmood, Zawar Haider and Rab Nawaz

Adoption of the “Conservation Farming” practice in maize production by small holder farmers in the Makoni District of Zimbabwe

January 2014

The study is on adoption of “conservation farming” (CF) in maize production by small holder farmers of Makoni District in Zimbabwe as recommended by both government and non-governmental organization. The objective of this study was to find out the reasons why farmers did or did not adopt the recommended CF in maize production.  Four categories of farmers were distinguished as: Adopting with support,...

Author(s): Mafuse Never, Gono Nyeverwai, Manyumwa Dadirayi, Munyati Vincent Tinashe Gwati  Maponga and Muhau Edgar

Partition through literature

October 2013

The hard battle which was fought against the alien rule was marred by the division of united country [India]. Millions are said to have moved across the borders and lakhs have been died. This was an “irreparable loss” for the subcontinent. We can’t undo the partition which is now a reality. We must learn lessons from history. The aim of the paper is to focus on the writers’ perspectives, as...

Author(s): Showkat Ahmad Dar

Performance of faith-based grassroot non-governmental organisations in rural development in Nasarawa State, Nigeria

October 2013

The study assessed performance of faith-based Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in rural development in Nasarawa State. Eighty (80) randomly selected beneficiaries from two purposively selected faith based NGO were used. Data were collected by the use of structured interview schedule and analysed using percentage, and mean scores. Faith based NGOs implemented several overlapping programmes for the target communities...

Author(s): Dimelu M. U., Salua E. S. and Igbokwe E. M.

An assessment of gender inequality in democratic politics in the fourth republic in Nigeria (1999-2003)

October 2013

Nigeria has been a patriarchy society where roles of women are restricted. This study revealed that women were underrepresented in the various political assignments such as presidential election, National assembly election, Ministerial Appointments, Federal House of Representative, Gubernatorial Election, State House of Assembly, Chairmanship and Councillorship Election at the local government level in the fourth...

Author(s): Ojo, John Sunday

An analysis of drug abuse along the coastal region of Kenya

October 2013

This study sought to examine the connection between youth and drug abuse which has raises several questions, like: Why are young people at risk of drug abuse? Why do young people use drugs? What is wrong with doing drugs? The study will try to answer some of these questions, but there is a need to start with the basics. In Kenya today more youth are abusing drugs than in any other time in history, and many of the youth...

Author(s): Korir Weldon

Alternative method for analyzing multiple overlapping responses

August 2013

  The preservation of cultural/historic resources in international border areas can have far reaching consequences beyond the mere preservation of historic sites. They have the potential to act as “olive branches” between countries which have experienced long term conflicts and negative cultural memories. In the case of the Kars Province, in the northeastern portion of Turkey, this area was occupied...

Author(s): A. K. Nigam, M. K. Singh, Reeta Saxena, P. P. Tewari and Shruti Shukla

Enhancing citizen participation through civic action in Zimbabwe, 1997-2010

August 2013

  This role of civil society in many African countries has been viewed as seeking to create an enlightened and informed citizenry. In order to strengthen their resolve and speak with a stronger voice in their engagement with the state as well as to mobilise their membership, civil society organisations (CSOs) have developed a tendency of forging linkages and working relations among themselves culminating in the...

Author(s): Jephias Mapuva

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